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So what's a boy? addressing issues of masculinity and schooling

Author: Wayne Martino; Maria Pallotta-Chiarolli
Publisher: Maidenhead [u.a.] Open Univ. Press 2003
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

This book focuses on the impact and effects of masculinities on the lives of boys at school. Through interviews with boys from diverse backgrounds, the authors explore the various ways in which boys  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Wayne Martino; Maria Pallotta-Chiarolli
ISBN: 0335203825 9780335203826 0335203817 9780335203819
OCLC Number: 248457369
Accession No: (DE-604)BV014878840 (DE-599)GBV355337479
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (S. [288] - 306) and index
Description: XIV, 310 S
Contents: PrefacePart one: Normalisation and schooling 'So what's a boy?'normalising practices and borderland existences'You have to be strong, big and muscular'boys, bodies and masculinities'That's what normal boys do'bullying and harassment in the lives of boys at school'Getting into the cool group is like passing an exam'boys talk about friendships at schoolPart two: Diverse masculinities'It was never openly talked about'the experiences of sexually diverse students at school'If you're a wog you're cool, but if you're Asian you get picked on'multiple masculinities and cultural diversity'One of the main problems at school would be racism'indigenous boys, masculinities and schooling'You're not a real boy if you're disabled'boys negotiating physical disability and masculinity in schoolsPart three: Sites of intervention'There's no opportunity for guys to get down and think about what they're doing and why they are doing it'boys interrogating 'masculinity' in schools'It's the politics of my school that upsets me'the rhetoric and realities of school policies, structures and pedagogies'It's not the way guys think'interrogating masculinities in English and physical education'So what's a healthy boy?' health education as a site of risk, conformity and resistanceConclusionReferencesIndex.
Responsibility: Wayne Martino and Maria Pallotta-Chiarolli


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